Blogging Rules

Blogging can be loads of fun but we must ensure that we use it wisely and abide by the rules. It is important that you learn, through this experience, to be good digital citizens.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Only make posts and comments that you will be proud to stand behind as your own. Your name and email is used for them so be careful. Blogs are public so you never know whose sister, grandmother, little cousin could be viewing your pages and reading your work.
  2. Never use your own full name or anyone elses full name on here. Just use your first name or if someone else has the same name as you, use your first name and last initial. Posts or comments with full names will not be published.
  3. Don’t post pictures, videos or information about others without their permission first.
  4. Never give away any personal information (phone numbers, passwords, home addresses etc).
  5. Only ever use your school email address on here and when signing up for web2.0 applications.
  6. Write with correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. This is a showcase of your work. Blogs are not the same as text messages or tweets. They are the modern version of news stories. A journalist wouldn’t last very long if they wrote “OMG, 2day we went on xcursion 2 opera house @ sydney”, now would they?
  7. Don’t post negative comments or rumours about others. Remember you will always be held accountable for whatever you write.
  8. Never post anything that might lead to your identity being revealed.  Instead of saying ” My name is Sarah and I am playing tennis at Bar Beach at 2pm on Saturday”, you should say “My name is Sarah and I am playing tennis near the beach this weekend.”
  9. If you do happen to find anything on here that upsets you or makes you feel uncomfortable, email or see Mr Horadam straight away so he can address it.

Remember: This site is completely moderated by Mr Horadam so all posts and comments are checked before being approved.

If you follow these rules, blogging will be an enjoyable and safe part of school life. Happy blogging kids!



20 Responses to Blogging Rules

  1. Karen R says:

    Hi Mr Horadam
    Looking foward to seeing lots more on the blog – great idea!
    Kind regards
    Karen (Adrian’s Mum)

    • Mr Horadam says:

      Thanks Karen. Congratulations on posting our very first parent comment. I look foward to sharing the great work the students produce next term.

  2. Dy Sun says:

    So very excited to have finally subscribed, it is fantastic to see the things Natalie tells me all about when she gets home from school.. I especially love so far the fact that i can see how she went in the public speaking News Story… Looking forward to seeing more..Dy

    • Mr Horadam says:

      Hi Dy,

      Thanks so much for commenting. Natalie and the other students did an amazing job with the Junior Journos auditions so the blog is the perfect place to show that great work off. It’s a great little window into the classroom.

  3. Max B says:

    Hey Mr H Just Subscribed and can’t wait for the next post

  4. Connor A says:

    Hi. I subscribed!

  5. ayden C says:

    now i have subscribed

  6. Adrian R says:

    Can’t wait to see more stuff on the blog

  7. Natalie S says:

    I don’t have an email address but I am still going to comment………and those rules are very good it explains everything I can and can’t do with my blogging.

  8. Rhylee Mclain-Robinson says:

    Hi mr H, love the whole idea of this page , as you would be very aware Tavun loves anything to do with computers n technology so I figure I better get with the times , by the way whatever you are doing keep it up, Tav has never been so happy to go to school, you n mr C are all he talks about

    • Mr Horadam says:

      Hi Rhylee, thank you very much for that. It’s great to hear and makes the job so worthwhile when I know the kids love coming to school. Tavun certainly does love his technology. Might have a young Mark Zuckerberg on your hands.

  9. Sharron W says:

    I have just subscribed and must say think this is fabulous! Congratulations Mr Horadam and the kids – Looking forward to seeing more class and interesting stuff the 5.6H kids get up to. Thanks heaps and Great work everyone!

  10. Mrs. LeBlanc says:

    Hello! I’m a teacher from Canada searching for blogging rules for kids and stumbled upon your site. Your rules are fantastic – mind if I use them with my students?
    Thanks!

    • Mr Horadam says:

      Hi,

      Thanks for viewing our blog. Feel free to copy the rules as I took them from elsewhere and modified them to suit the class.

  11. Kellie Wright says:

    Hi Mr Horadam

    This is a great idea I am looking forward to hearing from you as well as the kids.

    Kellie (Jayden’s mum)

  12. Jodi says:

    Hi Mr Horadam
    I think this is a great idea and I am very happy with kid’s in your 5/6H class this year Meg is very happy and is very excited about her role as SRC – she has a few great idea’s

    • Mr Horadam says:

      Hi Jodi,

      Thanks for joining our blog. I am glad Meg is happy. They are a beautiful bunch in Stage 3 this year once again.

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